Monday, April 16, 2012

Finally Zen

...for more than one reason! Tax time is officially over for this year! I also finished my new TSW Zen Shirt late last week. It hasn't been worn yet due to a late season cold snap, meaning I'm back to wool sweaters and coats for a bit. I hope we'll be back to warmer weather very soon. In the meantime, a couple of late afternoon shots from the Sewing Cave.

Like its sister shirt, the Zen has some features that make it interesting to sew--back pleat, hidden buttonhole front placket, button loop, and double collar. I am very pleased with how it came out and look forward to making it again out of a less humble fabric than cotton. And I want to apply some of its features to other garments in the future.

My next project is almost underway. I'm making a New Look peasant blouse from its "Suede Says" line. Remember him? He was a Project Runway contestant a few years ago. He had a blue faux-hawk and always referred to himself in the 3rd person. Fortunately, my first read through of the guide sheet indicates that they were written by New Look staff instead of Suede--a relief, IMO. I'm planning to use the organic cotton print that I bought at Santa Fe Fabrics last month.


gwensews said...

Another great shirt. It's a feminine version of the traditional men's shirt.

me said...

Nancy - I love both your shirts. I've never done a hidden placket - maybe I need to move that pattern up closer to the top? The fabric you've chose is just great.
Marciae from SG

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I love that print! The double collar is a cool feature.

Duchesse said...

Love it! The deep back pleat gives it ease and movement and the print is so happy, yet with sophisticated colours.

House of Pinheiro said...

The double collar is a beautiful detail xx